The peacoat has been a staple in outerwear ever since they were issued to sailors in the 20th century. However, in recent years, the peacoat has been transformed into a stylish coat while still keeping elements of the original coat intact. This classic jacket can be worn by both men and women and comes in a great variety of colors and styles.
A great feature of the peacoat is that it can be worn with just about anything. From jeans to a dress and tights, this versatile coat is the perfect match to make a stylish statement. Check out this week’s CollegeFashionista, for example. She’s wearing casual jeans and a grey scoopneck shirt under her peacoat. Over her ensemble, she wears a black, double-breasted peacoat with ruffle detailing that starts near the collar and extends down to the waistline of the coat. This embellishment gives her coat a unique twist. When you see so many peacoats being paraded around campus it’s always nice to see one that has a little personality. This Fashionista also gives her outfit a little country flair by wearing cowboy boots.
For those of you who don’t want to lose your personal style while rocking this popular trend, here are a few tips on how to let your style shine through. For a preppy look, try pairing your coat with striped rugby sweater, leggings and a pair of tall boots. To look more sophisticated, pair your pea coat with a faux fur scarf. If you consider yourself more of a hipster, you can never go wrong with dark skinny jeans and a pair of Vans.